Year after year, news reports state that the US has horrible test scores in math compared to other countries. This leads commenters to speculate on the dismal future of the US economy and to complain about the weaknesses of the entire US educational system. Show More Summary
Earlier today, after some debate on various amendments, the House overwhelmingly approved the Innovation Act by a vote of 325-91. There had been some attempts to completely wipe out the key clauses of the bill. Reps. John Conyers and...Show More Summary
One of the more interesting things about the rise of the internet is how it inspires creativity and artwork in unexpected places. For example: the rise of Amazon reviews as a work of art. This "artform" probably really kicked off with...Show More Summary
Yesterday, Mike wrote about some worrying indications that the US Appeals Court may be considering overturning a ruling that APIs aren't covered by copyright. Happily, over in Europe, there's better news. The long-running battle between...Show More Summary
A new report on judicial financial disclosure gives high marks to California but says most other states are falling short on transparency.
In an unusual move, a federal appeals court changed its mind Thursday and granted bail to two Taiwanese executives who are seeking to overturn their convictions in a closely watched price-fixing case.
The studio says it has "indisputable" evidence that undercuts allegations it stole the movie. read more
(For an introduction to this series of posts, see here.) On then to another general argument — the argument that, regardless of the specific interests the government asserts in support of the employer mandate, those interests don’t count because the law has secular exceptions. Show More Summary
There's no shortage of critics of massive trade agreements like TPP and TAFTA/TTIP, but today saw strong condemnation from a very unexpected quarter: the Holy See, often, if erroneously, equated with the Vatican. Whatever the jurisdictional differences, the statement delivered by His Excellency Archbishop Silvano M. Show More Summary
Facing a growing chorus of concerns about proxy advisory services, the industry's major players on Thursday defended the advice they give institutional investors on shareholder voting, telling the Securities and Exchange Commission that their consulting is critical and ethical. Participating...
Stop me if you've heard this one: An emotionally disturbed but unarmed man walks into heavy traffic near Times Square. Police officers arrive on the scene and try to apprehend him. The unarmed man reaches into his pocket, prompting police to open fire in a crowded area. Show More Summary
This is what happens when you don't have babies.
Chairman Goodlatte is pushing for a vote today in the House on the Innovation Act. Ranking Member Conyers is pushing back. Posted from my phone.
The censure this week of Rutgers School of Law at Camden has put a spotlight on the dreaded LSAT – the rite of passage for anyone who wants to attend law school.
The House passed patent reform legislation today that would bring sweeping changes the intellectual property landscape and curb litigation abuse by so-called "patent trolls." In a bipartisan 325-91 vote, the House approved a version of the Innovation Act with provisions...
By Dennis Crouch With the passage of the Goodlatte Innovation Act (H.R. 3509), attention now moves to the Senate to consider a a roughly parallel bill. Several amendments passed during today's debate and we'll address those in a later post....
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Prominent private equity lawyer Kirk Radke is leaving Kirkland & Ellis LLP after nearly three decades to join Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
A few folks have been passing around variations on this story about how police chief Tony Vaughn of the small town (population: ~330) of Vicco, Kentucky, is likely to get his wish to be paid in Bitcoin very soon, after the city commission...Show More Summary
What makes a good teacher?